Only 24 of the nation’s 4,500 hospitals have earned such a consecutive
Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced today that Healthgrades®, the
nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization, has
named it a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for the
tenth year in a row –
only 24 of the nation’s 4,500 hospitals have earned such a consecutive
distinction. This designation places Boca Raton Regional Hospital among the top 5%
of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.
In addition, Boca Regional earned six Five-Star Ratings from Healthgrades
(the highest possible), for the treatment of Heart Attack, treatment of
Heart Failure, Colorectal Surgeries, treatment of GI Bleed, treatment
of Bowel Obstruction and treatment of Sepsis. The Hospital was also ranked
in the top 10% nationally for Overall Cardiac Services, Cardiology Services,
Overall Gastrointestinal Services and General Surgery.
“This truly reflects a decade of distinction and success,”
said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Regional. “We give
credit and thanks to our physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers who
made this achievement possible.”
The recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™
stand out among the rest for overall clinical excellence across a broad
spectrum of care. During the 2014 study period (2010-2012). These hospitals
showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare
population across at least 21 of 30 of the most common inpatient conditions
and procedures —as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted
mortality and in-hospital complications).
The Healthgrades study found that:
- Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence had a 26.4% lower risk-adjusted
in-hospital mortality rate across 19 conditions and procedures as compared
to all other U.S. hospitals evaluated.
- In fact, if all hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals
for Clinical Excellence between 2010 and 2012, 156,036 lives could potentially
have been saved.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (www.brrh.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health
and emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the tenth year in a
row and was named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012
and 2013, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was
also recognized for the third consecutive year in U.S. News & World
Report's 2013-2014 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital
in the South Florida metropolitan area.
Kristen Cruz, 561.955.4706
Boca Raton Regional Hospital